The taught element of this course is made up of four 30-credit modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation, and can be completed over two years part-time, with an eight-month dissertation. There are PGDip and PGCert exit points.
You will need to commit 12-15 hours per week for modules. In addition, you will need to complete related reading, research, reflection and contribute to discussion forums.
Each 30-credit module is assessed by a 6,000-word reflective essay, research design or literature-based debate, or a presentation accompanied by a 14,000-word commentary. To complete the masters, you must achieve a pass of 50 on each assignment.
The 15,000-word dissertation is an original piece of work and should be related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.
Online course materials and support
Our online materials provide an interactive learning experience and allow you to study at your own pace. You will be encouraged to interact with other course participants, and each module will involve group activities such as using blogs, wikis and discussion boards.
To ensure you have the appropriate computer requirements to enable you to study online, please view our computer specification guidance notes. Please note, if you are based in China, you may encounter restrictions on software used in some of our online modules. Please contact us to discuss this further.
To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following dates:
|Start date||Application deadline||Fee year|
|12 February 2018
||22 January 2018
|3 September 2018
||6 August 2018
|11 February 2019
||21 January 2019
Recognition of Other Learning (ROL)
If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply for exemption from some of the credit requirements of the course.